RE: Homogenity at SVS?

Wayne Radinsky (
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 15:32:18 -0700

> incumbent upon the person making the _positive_ claim to prove his/her
> case.

Isn't SVS making the positive claim?

Claim: SVS is better than public schools in income-disadvantaged settings.
Evidence: ...

Claim: SVS is better than public schools when students are not parent-selected.
Evidence: ...

If there is no evidence, then these claims are undisproved (that is, not proved and
also not disproved). Given the nature of SVS, I doubt there is much evidence on
either of these claims. In fact I can't even think of a good way of testing them.
But the claims might be tested someday. Until then we just don't know.

Wayne Radinsky,
Some guy who hated public school,
And writes interesting (hopefully) email.